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Category: Tropicals and Tender Perennials Vines and Climbers
Height: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m) 30-40 ft. (9-12 m) over 40 ft. (12 m)
Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant This plant is suitable for growing indoors Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Jun 13, 2008, dcroyle1 from Chandler, AZ wrote:
planted as 1 gallon in Oct plant on south face block wall in Chandler AZ. Plant struggled through winter and gulf flitary(SP) butterfly but as of June plant is 10' wide by 6' high and I don't worry about the butterfly's anymore. I water 2 gallons every 7-10 days in summer and no water in winter.
On Nov 29, 2005, Scarlete from Tampa, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I do like this flower, but in Florida it's invasive. You *must* have some sort of trellis for it to climb and you *must* prune it back regularly or it will take over your yard, your plants, and your trees. In one of my pictures you can see it covering one of my small Boxwoods.
This plant attracts the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. I've seen a ton of these butterflies mating near or on my plants and now there are catepillars eating on the leaves. Which is fine by me because like I said, invasive!
Very easy to grow here. I've never had to pay attention to its water or sun. It's growing under partial shade, but creeping out to full sun. It's not trying to creep toward the shade.
It's a beautiful flower, very showy, and in my opinion worth the work in pruning it takes. The butterflies are a bonus!
On Jul 7, 2003, nipajo from Dallas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
the scent of the flower is great. it also puts out the fruit for the birds. but it is very invasive it is now growing in my wisteria and on my patio. but the flowers are worth it. it is very easy to pull up.
This is also known as May Pop because it has green, hollow seed pods that pop when squeezed. The pods dry to a papery wrinkled tan sack at the end of the season. At that time approximately a dozen seeds are covered with sweet, tasty jelly. Varments tear open the seed sack eat the jelly and some of the seeds and etc., etc.
On Nov 12, 2002, Tim from Palmyra, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This plant flowered from March to December in Florida (zone 9a/b). The height varies depend on where it is planted. I planted one in a hanging basket, kept it trimmed to keep it under control. The one planted in the ground grew over 20 ft in one season.
Last year, growing in zone7 (VA) it die-back and came up in the spring when well mulched.
On Oct 6, 2002, Bugguy from Temecula, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
This beautiful passion vine variety flowers abundantly in the late summer and is good for attracting wildlife to the garden, including hummingbirds, butterflies and other insects. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) commonly (and exclusively) utilizes various Passiflora as a larval host plant in southern California. Large Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa species) can be frequently observed nectaring at the flowers.
On Aug 28, 2002, ADKSpirit from Lake Placid, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:
The Passion Vine is a vigorous, fast growing vine that can easily cover a fence, wall or poles in a couple of months. Mine grows so fast in the summer that I have to occasionally cut it back drastically to keep it from covering the side of my house and the electric poles in front. It will throw off runners, and new plants will pop up several feet from the original. The beautifully scented flowers are open for only one day then fall from the vine. They are a food source for butterflies, but even if the leaves are full of holes it doesn't seem to bother the plant. It's a nice plant to cover eye-sores, trellises, and arbors.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Fairhope, Alabama Marbury, Alabama Chandler, Arizona Maricopa, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Alameda, California (2 reports) Albany, California Capistrano Beach, California Citrus Heights, California La Habra, California Laguna Beach, California Perris, California San Francisco, California Bartow, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Fernandina Beach, Florida Greater Northdale, Florida Lutz, Florida Pensacola, Florida Rockledge, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Vero Beach, Florida Kenton Vale, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Minneapolis, Minnesota Las Vegas, Nevada Roswell, New Mexico Fayetteville, North Carolina Pond Creek, Oklahoma Bucksport, South Carolina Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Summerville, South Carolina Westmoreland, Tennessee Arlington, Texas Bayview, Texas Brazoria, Texas Dallas, Texas (2 reports) Houston, Texas (4 reports) Hudson Oaks, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Sulphur Springs, Texas Victoria, Texas Kalama, Washington